Mary Ellen Heisey, 87, E-town UZ member, enjoyed canning, making homemade candies

By on March 27, 2019

Mary Ellen Heisey, 87, formerly of Manheim passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

Born in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Elsie Mae Espenshade Haines. She was the wife of the late Martin N. Heisey, who died in 2006.

Mary Ellen was a member of Elizabethtown United Zion Church, where she helped with the kitchen committee. Her interests included gardening, canning, cooking, crocheting, making homemade candies. She loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving is a daughter-in-law: Karen Heisey of Manheim; five grandchildren: Stephanie, wife of Tony Barnhart; Tara, wife of Chris Showalter; Renee, wife of Mikael Kristiansen; Jenna, wife of Michael Logan; and Jordan Heisey; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Robert, husband of Janice Haines of Stone Harbor, N.J.

She was preceded in death by a son: Jay M. Heisey; a great-granddaughter; and sister: Alma Miller Diggan.

Services were held March 26 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Mary Ellen’s memory to the United Zion Retirement Community, Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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